The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki reveals four returning sub-characters

Plus new tidbits of gameplay and an Asian release.

The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki

Falcom confirmed the appearance of several sub-characters from previous Trails series games in The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki during the Falcom x Clouded Leopard Entertainment Asia Live stream.

Returning characters include:

Jack and Halle from The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd

The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki

Cao Lee from The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki

The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki

Kilika Rouran from The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC

The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki

Various bits of new footage was also showcased:

  • 22:03 to 23:30 – Battle Gameplay
  • 23:57 to 24:08 – Town Gameplay

This all accompanied the announcement that publisher Clouded Leopard Entertainment will release The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki for PlayStation 4 in Asia with Japanese voice-overs and Traditional Chinese and Korean language options this winter.

Here is an official English overview of the game, via Clouded Leopard Entertainment:

At azure skies’ end, a flash of light will lead you to the land of dawn… The second half of the Trails series has finally begun!

Onward to the Republic of Calvard! The sprawling Republic of Calvard is experiencing an unprecedented economic boom brought on by post-war reparations. At the same time, feelings of uncertainty stemming from a massive influx of immigrants and bold political reform by the new president are rife.

Deep within its capital city, a young Spriggan man receives a strange request that threatens to plunge the entire nation into chaos…

The AT (Action Time) battle command used in previous installments of the Trails series has been completely revamped!

This system swiftly and seamlessly transitions from field battles to command-based turn battles. In combination with the sixth-generation tactical orbment, Xipha, it offers a revolutionary combat experience unique to the Trails series!

The Topic system allows players to gain an advantage by using conversation topics—obtained by interacting with other characters throughout the city—as bargaining chips. The game also features various original elements from the Trails series, including the Alignment system, which allows players to change their character’s three unique attributes (Law, Gray, and Chaos) according to their playstyle, influencing his/her status, the forces he/she fights with or against, and even how the plot unfolds.

The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki is due out for PlayStation 4 on September 30 in Japan. Read more about the game here, here, here, and here.

View a new set of high-resolution screenshots at the gallery.

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